Oddball List of Things to Do

We’ve been working every weekend on building in the master closet.

The shoe towers slid in perfectly next to the hanging clothes towers.

Although the details are coming together we’re not nearly finished.

The lumber on the right is all that’s left to be processed into a closet.

The next mundane tasks which I’m going to try to complete are painting all the cut boards, cutting the remaining boards to size, and pocket screwing together the final boxes. The good news is that all the lumber is out of the living room, dining room, and conservatory — the first floor is ready to be transformed into a party venue.

For a spring change the sofa will be dark grey with flowered pillows.

I’m planning to change the living room sofa slip cover from the white one to the grey one. Then I’m cleaning the living room which has been the repository of closet lumber and is now clear of said lumber.

These party boxes will look better when they’re folded and filled.

We’re also putting together favors for the bridal shower. My friend has colored bride-gown shaped boxes which we’re planning to fill with ring pops.

The garden will supply us with favorite vegetables all summer.

In the meantime Charlie has planted his entire garden: tomatoes, Swiss chard, lettuce, radishes, haricots verts, cucumbers and loads of sunflowers are planted.

The Cottage is getting new windows and doors.

The Cottage is in store for more improvements in the near future.

What are you working on this spring?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

One thought on “Oddball List of Things to Do”

  1. Things are looking pretty good there, Jo. Charlie’s soil looks beautiful. I’ll be weeding, weeding and more weeding. Then I need to plant to fill in those empty spaces so there’s less room for weeds. We’ve had rain off and on during the night so Sunday is looking good for getting some of those weeds pulled.

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